Big agency talent for less
Traditional agencies add in costs for that fancy office you never see and people you don’t need for your projects. Our no walls agency can flex into a curated collective to find the right designer for your project. You only pay for the people you need saving you up to 30%.
Co-creation at speed
We value client, agency co-creation, not the big reveal of yesteryear. The best work happens when we lean heavily into collaboration and calibration to create change in a pacey, tangible way.
Work with good people
We believe honesty and transparency leads to meaningful relationships that last. The more we work together the better understanding of your business we’ll have to create on-point designs from v1. All done with people you’ll actually like.
We offer a lot of design services
Product design (including responsive websites & apps)
Scalable design systems
UX (including user research, sitemaps, user journeys, wireframe & prototyping)
Social media, email, ads
Print (including promotional, packaging, clothing, etc.)
Pitch decks & presentations (including PPT & Keynote)
A few work examples
Our pricing is super simple
£4,500/month + VAT. See, simple.
No minimums, and no fees. Our price is the same whether we’re running design sprints, prototyping, or designing high fidelity mock ups ready for dev handoff. Cancel anytime if you’re not happy.
We like to be hands-on so we’ll be right by your (virtual) side using Slack and Zoom. We’ll even work in your team project management tools like Asana, Trello, Jira or Monday.
Monthly cost comparison
Based on average London graphic designer salary of £44,200* and contractor rate of £350/day.
Average 21 working days per month.
*reed.co.uk Q4 2020
Why hire us?
Tokyo Calm was founded from the belief that great design should be affordable to everyone. Companies of all sizes can benefit immensely from an elite design resource that can be tapped into any time for a reasonable price. Because our designers are senior level or above you’ll get higher quality output from v1, which means less revisions and more designs for you.
✔ Quick & easy sign-up – no minimum contracts or fees
✔ All project types from our offering included
✔ Slack & Zoom check-ins and sessions as needed
Don’t just take our word for it
“I can’t speak highly enough of the process Tokyo Calm has created. Collaborative, thoughtfully presented and amazing results.”
James Farha, CEO of Farha Law
“A great insight into the power of text, colour and position. This was a very insightful learning process confirming the need to get the designs right from the beginning. Feedback from what was created has been very positive and the follow up support has been great.”
Ranald Falconer, CEO of Sustainably
How we work
We believe getting off on the right foot goes a long way to great relationships and great work.
Immerse + Unwind
We’ll quickly immerse ourselves in your brand to gain as much understanding as we can about what you do and we’ll unwind the problems you’re trying to solve.
Scope + Deliver
We’ll scope the problem with you then get to work immediately. Designs with be delivered within your turnaround estimate with deadly accuracy.
We’re here to build relationships with clients that value design. The more we work together the better we understand your business and the better the designs get.
Get to know us
Tokyo Calm is a collective of elite designers who have a strong passion for their craft. Our people have experience working with some of the best companies in the world including Nokia, John Deere, Amazon and more. We’re also massively skilled in creating companies from the ground up so we’re more than happy to get in the trenches with early-stage startups and scale-ups. Point is we love what we do, we’re damn good at it and we can’t wait to get stuck in with you.
The nitty gritty (or FAQ’s)
Within a few days or in some circumstances the same day! Sign-up is super simple and lean so we can get going quickly. We’re ready when you are.
It means exactly that. Every month you’ll have unlimited design requests and unlimited revisions. Simply submit your design request and after it has been reviewed and approved your designer will pick up the next task in the queue.
That all depends on the project. It could be anywhere from 1hr for simple tasks to 4 weeks for massive projects. Our elite designers know time is money and they work as quick as they can while providing your company top of the line deliverables.
Yes! We’re happy to take on solo projects. Pricing will depend on the scope and turnaround but we’re here to help with whatever you need.
Absolutely! If you’re not happy or don’t have a need for design work anymore you’re more than welcome to cancel your subscription. All we ask for is 15 working days notice.
You and your company will own everything Tokyo Calm produces for you. If you want the native files you can even have those. Our designers work in the Adobe Creative Suite for most projects and Figma for all digital based projects.
We only partner you with designers that have the right talent for your project. For instance, you wouldn’t be assigned a master illustrator to design a responsive ui but rather a senior level or higher designer that has many years designing for applications and the web.
At this time we can only offer customers web development within WordPress. We do not currently offer app development as part of the subscription. If you have a need for App developers we’d be happy to recommend contractors from our network.
Put simply we are best suited for companies that value design and want quality designs that speak to their brand in the quickest way possible.